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About Laura

Laura Jobin-Acosta is a composer with a focus on Puerto Rican culture & more. OPERA America IDEA Resident Opera Composer at the National Opera Center, 2021-2022. Finalist in BMP: Next Gen as part of Beth Morrison Projects, 2021. Art song commissions from Opera on Tap, Five Boroughs Music Festival & On Site Opera. Current opera projects: The Curious Lady of Lyme Regis, a short opera film about paleontologist Mary Anning & La Alcaldesa, a full-length opera about Puerto Rico's Doña Felisa Rincón de Gautier, the first female mayor in San Juan. Other large work includes The Seven Last Words of Christ, a chamber oratorio for soloists and choir. Professional singing experience expands internationally; regular performer of new and classic work in NYC. BM in Classical Voice from Denver University, MM in Classical Composition from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music.

OPERA America's IDEA Opera Residency program is supported by the Katherine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund of The Scherman Foundation.